James McGrigor
(1771-1858)

Died aged c. 87

Sir James McGrigor, 1st Baronet, KCB, FRS, FRSE, FRCPE (9 April 1771 – 2 April 1858) was a Scottish physician, military surgeon and botanist, considered to be the man largely responsible for the creation of the Royal Army Medical Corps. He served as Rector of the University of Aberdeen.

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Photo of James McGrigor yellow plaque
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James McGrigor 1771-1858 military surgeon attended this school

Grammar School, Esslemont Avenue side, Aberdeen, United Kingdom where he attended school